McCann Pride Portrait Series with Carolyn Johnson
Next up in our McCann Pride Portrait Series is CJ, Head of Production @ m:united!
What is your favorite political milestone since Stonewall? June 26, 2015. I was in Morocco on a shoot that day and I stepped away to cry a river of happy tears in the middle of the desert.
Favorite queer icon? Oscar Wilde
Who is your biggest advocate in life? My wife
Who is your style icon? Hmmm… Mashup of Annie Hall meets Jane Birkin meets Idgie Threadgoode meets Camp Counselor.
Within the LGBTQ+ community who do you think needs our support the most right now? How can we help? LGBTQ+ seniors are twice as likely to live alone and four times less likely to have children, making them incredibly vulnerable to social isolation. They are far less likely than their heterosexual peers to reach out to providers, senior centers, meal programs, and other entitlement programs because they fear sexual orientation or gender-based discrimination and harassment. Reports estimate that there are currently around 3 million LGBTQ+ adults over age 50 and that number is expected to grow to around 7 million by 2030. We need to ensure they have access to safe, friendly services and not just in major cities. To help, check out: https://www.sageusa.org
Describe yourself in 3 words. Kind. Curious. Observant.